FIFA ban: Siasia goes non secular, says I quick and pray

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FIFA ban: Siasia goes spiritual, says I fast and pray


Ebenezer Bajela

Embattled former Tremendous Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, has lifted the lid on his present scenario as he prepares to attraction his ban which has been scheduled for March 19, 2020, describing his predicament as a wilderness which gained’t final for lengthy.

Siasia was banned from all soccer associated actions for all times following a match-fixing probe by the game’s governing physique, FIFA, final August after the adjudicatory chamber of their impartial Ethics Committee discovered him responsible of getting accepted to take bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

The 52-year-old, who insisted he was harmless, filed an attraction towards FIFA on the Court docket of Arbitration for Sport towards a life ban imposed on him by the game’s world governing physique.

The previous Eagles’ participant has gone non secular, searching for divine intervention over his present predicament as he revealed to Sunday PUNCH in a phone dialog.

“Generally I quick and pray however the whole lot is in God’s fingers. He has by no means disillusioned me earlier than,” Siasia mentioned.

“I’ve been praying over it, it’s a matter of time, I’ll quickly be out of this wilderness and again to the Promised Land once more.

“I’ll give him all of the Glory and Honour as He (God) takes me again to my rightful place quickly.”

The 1994 African Nations Cup winner additionally took out time to understand those that had donated to his fund elevating course as he tried to lift the sum of $250,000 for his attraction.

“The donations are coming in slowly, however regular. I can see the N1,000 and the N500 donations. I wish to thank individuals for all of the widow’s mite, different huge donations you already know about already, together with from Segun Odegbami.

“God bless Nigerians that got here out to assist me in my time of want. I’ll endlessly bear in mind them. I’ve an inventory of all of them.’’

Siasia is probably the most adorned African soccer coach on the Olympics, profitable silver on the Beijing Video games in 2008 and bronze on the 2016 Video games in Rio.

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